P&P Christmas: Playlists

30 November 2009

via {this is glamorous}

One of my very favorite parts of the Christmas season? Easy — the music! I’m a pretty staunch purist, waiting until the day after Thanksgiving (and not before!) to break out my carefully-put-together playlists. Here are a few of my swinging favorites:

(Everybody’s Waiting for) The Man with the Bag — Kay Starr
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town — Bruce Springsteen
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm — Dean Martin
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen — Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLaughlin
Sleigh Ride — Johnny Desmond
Skating — Vince Guaraldi
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! — Les Brown
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — Ella Fitzgerald
Merry Christmas Baby — Lionel Hampton
Winter Wonderland — Brian Setzer Orchestra
Swingle Jingle — Lionel Hampton
Jingle Bells — Glenn Miller
Ring Those Christmas Bells — Peggy Lee
Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Jingle Bells — Pete Fountain
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus — Brian Setzer Orchestra
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — Jack Johnson
All I Want for Christmas Is You — Mariah Carey

I take collecting Christmas music very seriously. Have any suggestions for me?

P.S. Want to listen to my playlist? Click here!

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December 1, 2009 1:43 am

I am so happy you made this! It is making my mood very merry even with the stress of the end of the semester. I would like to add one more which I enjoy, Rocking Around the Christmas Tree….

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December 1, 2009 2:09 am

Ooooh..this makes me want to have a swanky holiday cocktail party!!

December 1, 2009 4:17 am

I second the swanky holiday cocktail party!! Doesn't that sound wonderful? And yes, Miss Wanda, I will do my best to find a swinging version of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree — I'm sure there's one out there!

December 1, 2009 1:43 pm

This playlist is a big hit at work! Despite initial skepticism (mainly because my Swiss colleagues thought that all Christmas music was sung by children) I've successfully imported American Christmas cheer!

December 1, 2009 3:47 pm

YES! I'm so glad you told me that. Even the Swiss need a little Christmas cheer!

December 2, 2009 3:32 am

My suggestions will be forthcoming, thanks to a USPS near you!